Using XFCE. Can someone please point me to a mouse tutorial. When I set it using Settings>Mouse and Touchpad it’s always too sensitive and too fast. A 10cm. move shifts the pointer the entire screen, and frequently it starts applications that get in the way. I have tried with both Microsoft and generic mice.
Find out in Yast2-Software Management if you can find something to control your mouse.
In my case, I have a logitech mouse and I use “solaar” for my mouse config. Solaar is for logitech mouse and it support my mouse model.
Thank you for the speedy response. You have always been very helpful. I will delve into the problem when I have time to navigate the complicated changes. But I have a simple question. Setting up a keyboard for a new computer or installation is simple and fast. Why is it not the same for such a necessary input device? Is that a problem only with XFCE?
Well I did find something called perl-MouseX-SimpleConfig. “Simple” is not exactly as it says. It involves the installation of 32 additional files to work. I hesitate installing complicated dependencies that require repeated updates. Perhaps buying a Logitech mouse is a simpler solution.
I don’t use XFCE, so can’t comment from that perspective. However, underneath the hood, most such input devices are now handled via libinput, and can be configured different ways as described in the wiki page I linked to. Pointing devices such as mice come with a bunch of different capabilities, so sometimes it’s necessary to tweak as required for optimal use.
:~> grep -i "using input" /var/log/Xorg.0.log
24.900] (II) Using input driver 'libinput' for 'Power Button'
25.190] (II) Using input driver 'libinput' for 'Video Bus'
25.233] (II) Using input driver 'libinput' for 'Power Button'
25.257] (II) Using input driver 'libinput' for 'HID 046a:0001'
25.299] (II) Using input driver 'libinput' for ' USB OPTICAL MOUSE'
Thanks for the help and advice. It’s not that I am lazy. I will get around to the long-winded solution. It’s a new motherboard on my desktop #2 and I am trying to get more important software updated and up to speed.
I found a simpler solution. I logged into XFCE as root, which I don’t like to do, and found that I could change all the mouse settings. Now a comment. I try to solve my problems without having to install additional software (e.g. xinput) that doesn’t come with a normal installation. Otherwise I have to list everything extra I installed and re-install again it at a later time.Thanks for all the suggestions, and I’m sorry I took up your time when the simple solution was so obvious.
Well, logging in as root in the GUI is never “a simple solution”
And I am at loss at what you changed there. Desktop settings (and I assume that is also true for XFCE) are for the user. Changing things in root’s desktop will not change the same thing for other users.
What I changed as root was the setting under Settings>Mouse and Touchpad so that the mouse behaved as I wanted it (as root). Yes I know the theory is that changing root’s settings won’t change user’s settings. But as I did not modify anything as suggested by other posters AND the mouse behaves the way I want it to behave as user, I can only presume that it has been an “act of god”. By the way, I see your use of the word “assume”. Many years ago a wise old man told me that using the word “assume” frequently results in making an “ASS” of “U” and “ME”. But thanks for the advice and input. I will keep it in mind.
Hopefully this kind of problem will be gone in the next xfce version that will be release in December.
Some of the new enhancements are available now in the tumbleweed xfce repository.
I heard it is going to have a wayland support.